Solgar Cellular Nutrition aims to take longevity cell deep

New product line supports cellular energy and mitochondrial health, and includes NR and urolithin A among its ingredients.

Solgar, which is part of the Nestlé Health Science brand, has added to its range of vitamin and nutritional supplements. Its Cellular Nutrition line of dietary supplements promises to help fight cellular decline and promote cell health. targeting cellular decline through longevity-promoting ingredients, including nicotinamide riboside (NR) and urolithin A, as well as glycine & n-acetyl cysteine (GlyNAC).

Longevity.Technology: Solgar’s latest foray into the health and wellness market with its Cellular Nutrition line of dietary supplements is an example of the mounting enthusiasm for antiaging and healthspan supplements. This move reflects a global trend, where consumers are increasingly seeking ways to not only extend their lifespan but also enhance the quality of their years.

As the world’s population continues to age, there is a growing awareness of the importance of maintaining good health and productivity well into old age, so it is no surprise that companies like Solgar are actively exploring this market and producing longevity targeted products that are driven by geroscience research and that will resonate with a more health-conscious and longevity-focused clientele. As longevity goes more mainstream, this trend will only increase, with companies leaning into the momentum to create products that improve and expand healthspan and lifespan.

Rania Abou Samra, Global Head of Technology and Development, Nestlé Health Science, said that scientific breakthroughs have led to the discovery of a time-dependent decline of several cellular mechanisms that typically begins in our 40s – and accelerates in our 60s.

“These scientific advances along with new cellular nutrition research led us to develop our new line of Solgar Cellular Nutrition products,” she said. “These products – Energy, Strength & Renewal and Protect – feature nutrients that work with the body’s natural processes deep inside cells to help fight sources of cellular decline and promote overall cell health. Now is the time to give your body the nutrients it needs to optimize cellular health for the years to come [1].”

A product line focused on longevity

Cellular Energy is designed to support cell energy, repair and vitality; its key ingredient, nicotinamide riboside is a precursor to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), a coenzyme found in all living cells that is key in supporting cell metabolism to convert nutrients into energy. A randomized controlled trial published in Scientific Reports showed the effect of NR on increasing NAD levels within two weeks [2].

Cellular Strength & Renewal has been formulated to support muscle strength and mitochondrial health through Mitopure urolithin A. In a 2022 RCT published in JAMA Network Open, researchers found that supplementation with urolithin A in older adults resulted in significant improvements in muscle endurance for hand and leg skeletal muscles compared to placebo, and improvement in biomarkers of mitochondrial health [3].

In a separate clinical trial published in Cell Reports Medicine, urolithin A supplementation in middle-aged adults resulted in significant improvements in hamstring muscle strength and exercise performance compared with the placebo group [4].

Cellular Protect helps protect cells from oxidative stress through Solgar’s patented blend of Glycine and N-Acetyl Cysteine (GlyNAC). In a 2023 clinical trial, researchers found that GlyNAC is effective at reducing oxidative stress and easing other aging hallmarks, including supporting healthy mitochondrial function [5].

“Our Solgar Cellular Nutrition launch is an example of how passion, science, and innovation collide to create truly remarkable products,” said Aileen Stocks, President VMHS, Nestlé Health Science. “Solgar has always been in pursuit of bold innovations, and I’m proud to see the brand introduce a holistic line of products that go cell deep to nourish the body for longevity [1].”


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